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Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 16 August 2019 (USA)
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A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

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Richard Linklater

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Richard Linklater (screenplay by), Holly Gent (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cate Blanchett ... Bernadette Fox
Judy Greer ... Dr. Kurtz
Kristen Wiig ... Audrey
Troian Bellisario ... Becky
Billy Crudup ... Elgie Branch
Laurence Fishburne ... Paul Jellinek
Megan Mullally ... Judy Toll
Steve Zahn ... David Walker
Emma Nelson ... Bee Branch
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ... Captain J. Rouverol
Zoe Chao ... Soo-Lin
Claudia Doumit ... Iris
James Urbaniak ... Marcus Strang
Kathryn Feeney ... Tamara the Pharmacy Employee
Katelyn Statton ... Vivian
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Based on the runaway bestseller, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox "Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett", a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery. Written by Annapurna Pictures

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Disappearances Can Be Deceiving See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language and drug material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,462,308, 18 August 2019

Gross USA:

$4,840,405

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,840,405
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Director Richard Linklater was attracted to the story because of the strong mother/daughter relationship, he being the father of three daughters and brother of two older sisters. See more »

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette(2019)
17 August 2019 | by rockman182See all my reviews

Richard Linklater, for me is a solid filmmaker. I think the Before Trilogy is masterful and damn near perfect and while his other work doesn't resonate as well for me he's had some great films. I didn't know a whole lot about this film, other than it being based on a book I've never read and it looking like quite a stylish film though a very curious one. After watching, I'm sort of on the fence of whether I liked it or not. The needle is right in the center.

The film is about a former architect named Bernadette Fox and her life. She hates people, has rows with her neighbor, and is having issues with her husband and her own mental health. Things come to a head where her life becomes so disorganized that an intervention is called to help her get better. Before you know it Bernadette disappears and her family must track her and get her back. Its hard to summarize the plot of this film because this isn't really an event that takes center stage in this film.

I feel like this film was just so uneven. On one hand you have a very good performance by the always amazing, Cate Blanchett. I love the interactions with her and Kristen Wig's character. The writing and humor is sharp and witty at times but like Bernadette, it disappears as the film trails along. I can't really put a finger on what makes this book special because the film makes me wonder why we really have to care for it.

I feel like a lot of this was a swing and a miss for Linklater who is always trying to challenge himself. There are things to appreciate, like the musical score and performances but not a whole lot else in this rather uneventful and non memorable film. Luckily for me this was a first film in a double feature, with the latter feature really making up for my time at the cinema.

5.5/10


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